Whew! What a week! Whether I like it or not, the One Room Challenge is over, and today is the big reveal day! To refresh your memory, we decided to makeover our basement guest bedroom after it was flooded from a frozen pipe this winter. This has been an absolutely crazy experience! You can almost always expect some hiccups along the way when you’re completely making over a room, but throw in a deadline, and those hiccups become a lot bigger.
Time was definitely the biggest challenge for me. It wasn’t so much the work that had to be done, but that I’m used to letting a design plan slowly evolve over time. Usually, I have an idea for a room, and I slowly find the perfect items to make that idea come to life. It was really hard for me to come up with a concrete plan and stick to it, and because of that, my design plan made a huge detour from what I showed you in Week 2 (If you’re just finding me for the first time, you can get caught up here)!
The big change started when I decided to repaint my green nightstands white. Once the green was gone, I started gravitating towards a softer palette. My color scheme ended up being more white, gray, and gold, with a little bit of black mixed in. It feels very spa or zen-like, which sounds like a perfect guest bedroom to me!
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As soon as you walk in the room you see this etagere. I’ve had it for many years now, but it hasn’t been used since we moved into our current home. It was originally a dark brown color, but it fits the style of the room much better with some gold spray paint.
To help our guests feel more welcome, we want to get them set up on our home’s wifi right away. I came up with this floral watercolor sign (which is available in my printable library that has so many awesome printable items for all over your home and is exclusive to email subscribers) so that they don’t have to worry about asking us for it.
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I love having books available for our guests, and I love even more how they look in different types of wrapping paper (I am a self-admitted wrapping paper hoarder).
One of the nice things about decorating a room slowly over time is that you incorporate more personal elements that mean something to you, so I was very happy this Buddha that I bought while we were living in Thailand fit so well with the relaxing feel of the room.
I had a really hard time finding an affordable, low profile light fixture for this room. The ceilings are pretty low, so I wanted the fixture height to only be about 5-6″. There were a few gold tone light fixtures I liked, but they were all over my price range. Finally, I found this one and decided to spray it Rust-oleum’s Specialty Metallic Gold spray paint. It worked out perfectly! Originally it was polished chrome, and it looked really nice, but the gold fit better with the other metal elements in the room.
You may remember this elephant lamp from my design board, but it’s gotten its own little makeover. Originally, I painted the base of the lamp a light blue color, but when I started working on the second lamp I decided to try some gold paint to see how it looked. I loved it and decided to repaint the first lamp. The lamp shades were recovered with this black and white print. The finishing touch was the beaded tassels that I made using this tutorial. The elephant and the beads (I think they kind of look like Buddhist prayer beads) really remind me of Thailand, and I’m so happy I could incorporate that into this room.
Take a look at how great the ceiling turned out! I can’t even begin to tell you how much I love it! It really doesn’t even look like a basement drop down ceiling anymore. The ceiling tiles were very easy to install. The color is an extremely bright white, which really brightens up a basement bedroom. I wish it had been in our budget to buy the tape to cover our existing ceiling rails because it doesn’t quite match the new tiles, but it’s really only noticeable under certain light. That may be a future project!
I was looking for bedding that had a very clean and crisp look. This Hotel Collection duvet set was exactly what I was looking for!
I think it goes without saying that my absolutely favorite thing about this room is the artwork from Sharon Mowry Studio (AKA “Mom”). And, she decided at the last minute to personally deliver it, so I’ve been able to hang out with her all week!
Isn’t it amazing! She places all kinds of different glass over a painted canvas, and then covers it with several coats of a high gloss resin. The result is truly unique, and I can’t be happier to be able to display my mom’s artwork!
The room is different than what I originally had in mind, but I am beyond happy with how it turned out! Having this room completed is going to make it so much easier when our families and friends come to visit.
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Thanks so much to Linda at Calling It Home for putting this whole thing together. Without this challenge, I’m sure I would be dragging our guest bedroom makeover on forever. It was a really tough 6 weeks, but now that it’s done I can cross it off my long list of house projects and move on to other areas of my home. I also want to thank all of you out there for all of your encouragement over the last 6 weeks. I love reading your comments and emails!
Make sure to check out the other One Room Challenge Featured Designers and Guest Participants. There are some AMAZING room transformations!
Did you miss a week? Check out the past weeks’ progress:
I recently added a new accent to this room that you may want to check out. It’s a super easy DIY, too! Click here to check it out!
Don’t forget to pin it…
I hope this is the room I get to sleep in!!!! So beautiful!
I’m so happy to hear you like it! Yes, you’ll be one of our first guests to stay in it! Can’t wait for you to see it in person!
Oh, my gosh, Robin!!! This turned out fantastic!!! What a lot of thought, planning and work went into the project…and when it turns out this nice, it is all worth it. Loved the story…your thinking, your progress. Your mom’s art was the frosting!!!
That means so much to hear! Thank you, and I can’t wait for you to see it in person! We’ve worked really hard over the last 6 weeks, but now we have an awesome room to share with our visitors that we care so much about.
Mary H says
I love the tranquil feel of the room and those elephant lamps turned out great! I love the gold!
Thanks so much, Mary! This challenge was such a fun thing to do, and I’m so excited about how it turned out.
Love the gold spread out across the room. Do you remember the source of your etagere.
I’m so glad to hear you like it, Bharati! I bought the etagere at Crate and Barrel, but it’s been years since I got it. When I checked their website I didn’t see anything like it anymore.
I adore those elephant lamps!! xx
I can definitely stay in this room for a while! Love how you thought of everything in making your guests feel very welcome! I also adore the art work by MOM!Congrats and CHEERS to us for another room done!
Hi, Vel! Now that it’s finished I can look forward to our next guests without any stress. It will be so fun to see how they like it. Thank you for checking it out!
Kristi @ Addicted 2 Decorating says
I’d love to know the specific brand and color of spray paint you used on the light fixture. That light in the gold color is exactly what I want for my hallway!
You know, Krist, I should have included that in my post. The last couple of days before the reveal were just crazy and my head was spinning! I’ll make sure to add that in. I used Rust-oleum’s Specialty Metallic Gold spray paint. The fixture came completely apart by unscrewing 3 screws. I didn’t even have to tape anything off, so it was truly a less than 5 minute paint job. I’m really happy with how it turned out! Let me know if you have any other questions! Thanks for stopping by!
Laura Ingalls Gunn says
Robin this room is fantastic! The lighting is truly a lovely accent. Thank you so much for linking up to Thoughts of Home on Thursday. You make our gathering a happier place.
Thanks, Laura! It’s such a relief to be done, and now I have such a great room for our guests. Thanks so much for stopping by!
Your new guest room is so calm and serene. I really like the gold etagere and the wifi sign with the black and white striped floral background. The gold on the light fixture and the gold on the elephant lamp bases look great. The glass artwork above the bed is so beautiful. I really like your color scheme of white, gold, gray and black. I like where you put your flower on canvas over near the window. Your guests will love your guest room!
Thanks, Lucille! I’m really looking forward to our first guests so I can show it off!
Thank you so much for sharing your time, talents and wonderful creativity with us at TOHOT!
Erin Spain says
It looks great! LOVE the light fixture.
Thanks so much, Erin!
Jenny Kavanagh says
Oh Robin I love this room. Your guests are going to feel so comfortable here. I can’t believe its a basement bedroom. The lamps, artwork, color are all so beautiful and refreshing. You did a great job. Pinning and sharing. XO – Jenny
Thanks, Jenny! It helps that it’s a walk out basement with a window to let a little light in. I veered quite a bit from my original design board, but I’m so much happier with how it turned out. Thanks so much for sharing!
Paige Marie says
My first visit to your blog, and how fitting that you’re revealing the guest room! I feel right at home! The room is beautiful! I think my favorite element are the elephant lamps. What I appreciate most about the room is there are so many things you upscaled which allowed you to keep the things you cherish. Slowly I’m learning this . . . Great Job!
Hi, Paige! I’m so glad you found me! I am all about upcycling things I already own. My tastes seem to change constantly, and upcycling is the only way I can afford to keep up with them. Thanks so much for your sweet words, and I hope you’ll stop by again!
Paige Marie says
Robin- you have created a chic, welcoming bedroom, with wonderful accessories.i
love gold with gray.
And the art work is amazing.
Thank you for being at TOHOT.
Laura, you are so sweet! Thank you so much!
Robin – we have been on a cruise, and I was so excited to see the final post of the six week challenge when we got home. The guest room turned out beautifully – every detail is perfect, and I especially like the bedside lamps and the overhead light fixture. Also, your photography is just great, and you write so well. Congratulations on a very successful room make-over! What is your next project?
Hi, Barb! Thanks so much! Right now, we are just enjoying our warmer weather and doing some outside projects. Nothing too exciting. Hope you had a great cruise! I’m so happy to hear you like it!
Beautiful guest bedroom! I love everything especially your elephant lamps! 😉
Thanks, Rebeca! I’m really happy with how the lamps turned out. They were a fun makeover project! I’m so glad you stopped by!
I can’t get over those ceiling tiles; wow. And love the elephant lamps!
I’m so happy to hear you like the ceiling tiles! They turned out to be such a great way to cover up an ugly basement ceiling. Thanks so much, Brenda!
Nicki Parrish says
Great job on the room! I love the ceiling, and you can easily do the tape in the future. I am sure your guests will be very comfy here! I’m visiting from the Totally Terrific Tuesday party and I am one of the new cohosts that will be joining the party in the next week or so, please come back and link up with us again next week!
Hi, Nicki! I hope to do the tape sometime in the future, along with more ceiling tiles in other areas of our basement. They really make a huge improvement compared to the yucky old ceiling tiles! Thanks so much for stopping by, and I’ll definitely be back!
Erin @ Lemons, Lavender, & Laundry says
This space so so serene and perfect for a guest bedroom. You did an amazing job.
Thanks, Erin! I can’t wait to start using it now that it’s finished! Our first guests come next month!
That artwork is stunning! Such a beautiful room makeover. Thank you for linking up to our Pretty Project Party!
i reaslly like the guest bedroom makeover and extremely interested in the gold metal peice on the wall. it is amazing. where, and what and anything you can tell me pls
Hi, Angela! The metal wall art is from HomeGoods. I bought it about 6 months ago, but I was in HomeGoods a few weeks ago and I saw it in the store again. I’ve tried searching for something similar online, but haven’t found anything yet! Hopefully you will be able to find it at a HomeGoods! Thanks for checking out my room!
These are gorgeous room makeovers. I love the white and gold. It’s my favorite for sure. I would love it if you would share this inspirational post at a linky party I am co-hosting. I hope to see you there. Thank you for sharing and enjoy your weekend. http://diy180site.blogspot.com/2016/08/dishing-it-and-digging-it-link-party-109.html
Hi, Vanessa! This room has become my favorite in our home, and it means so much to hear you like it, too! I would love to join you for the link party! Thanks so much for the invite and for stopping by to check it out!
That room looks just wonderful and I am in love with that glass/resin artwork! That’s pure genius.
Thanks so much, Christine! I’m a little partial to the artwork, but it’s my favorite aspect of the room. I’m so happy you stopped by to check it out!
Thank you for sharing at Dishing it and Digging it link party. We love having you.